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Q&A: Alzheimer’s disease basics and what you can do to prevent it

Alzheimer’s disease is feared by many―and for good reason. The brain disorder slowly destroys memory along with a person’s ability to reason, speak, carry out daily tasks and recognize loved ones. To date, there’s no cure. The good news, however, is that there are steps you can take to lessen your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and promising possibilities for treating it, experts say.